Engineering - Electrical

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Electricity Pricing: Regulated, Deregulated and Smart Grid Systems

Sawan Sen, Samarjit Sengupta, Abhijit Chakrabarti
April 04, 2018

Electricity Pricing: Regulated, Deregulated and Smart Grid Systems presents proven methods for supplying uninterrupted, high-quality electrical power at a reasonable price to the consumer. Illustrating the evolution of the power market from a monopoly to an open access system, this essential text:...

Security and Data Reliability in Cooperative Wireless Networks

Emad Hassan
April 04, 2018

Following a detailed overview of cooperative communications and the physical layer security, this book proposes relay and jammer selection schemes for security in one-way cooperative networks and to improve physical layer security in two-way cooperative networks. It also proposes a Cooperative...

Forensic Digital Image Processing: Optimization of Impression Evidence

Brian Dalrymple, Jill Smith
April 03, 2018

The digital revolution over the past several decades has advanced every facet of evidence detection, photography, optimization, and interpretation. Forensic scientists and practitioners have benefited tremendously from the move from film to digital. With proper procedures in place, digital images...

Light Driven Micromachines

George K. Knopf, Kenji Uchino
April 03, 2018

Light Driven Micromachines addresses the fundamental characteristics of light activated and optically powered microstructures, simple mechanisms, and complex machines that perform mechanical work at the micro- and nano-scale. It provides a background for how light can initiate physical movement by...

A First Course in Predictive Control, Second Edition

J.A. Rossiter
April 03, 2018

The book presents a significant expansion in depth and breadth of the previous edition. It includes substantially more numerical illustrations and copious supporting MATLAB code that the reader can use to replicate illustrations or build his or her own. The code is deliberately written to be as...

Infrastructure Asset Management with Power System Applications

Lina Bertling Tjernberg
April 02, 2018

This book is about infrastructure asset management, which can be expressed as the combination of management, financial, economic, and engineering, applied to physical assets with the objective of providing the required level of service in the most cost-effective manner. It includes management of...

Modern Telecommunications: Basic Principles and Practices

Martin J N Sibley
April 02, 2018

This is an introductory text that will equip readers with the necessary tools to study telecommunications further. It explains the fundamentals and background behind digital TV, radio, cell phones, and satellites as well as the legacy analogue transmissions. It covers digital modulation and...

Handbook of RAMS in Railway Systems: Theory and Practice

Qamar Mahboob, Enrico Zio
March 29, 2018

The Handbook of RAMS in Railway Systems: Theory and Practice addresses the complexity in today's railway systems, which use computers and electromechanical components to increase efficiency while ensuring a high level of safety. RAM (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability) addresses the...

The Dynamical Projectors Method: Hydro and Electrodynamics

Sergey Leble, Anna Perelomova
March 27, 2018

The dynamical projectors method proves to reduce a multicomponent problem to the simplest one-component problem with its solution determined by specific initial or boundary conditions. Its universality and application in many different physical problems make it particularly useful in hydrodynamics,...

Handbook of Humidity Measurement, Volume 1: Spectroscopic Methods of Humidity Measurement

Ghenadii Korotcenkov
March 26, 2018

The first volume of The Handbook of Humidity Measurement focuses on the review of devices based on optical principles of measurement such as optical UV, fluorescence hygrometers, optical and fiber-optic sensors of various types. Numerous methods for monitoring the atmosphere have been developed in...

Mechatronic Systems and Process Automation: Model-Driven Approach and Practical Design Guidelines

Patrick O.J. Kaltjob
March 22, 2018

The book discusses the concept of process automation and mechatronic system design, while offering a unified approach and methodology for the modeling, analysis, automation and control, networking, monitoring, and sensing of various machines and processes from single electrical-driven machines to...

Intelligent Autonomy of UAVs: Advanced Missions and Future Use

Yasmina Bestaoui Sebbane
March 16, 2018

Intelligent Autonomy of UAVs: Advanced Missions and Future Use provides an approach to the formulation of the fundamental task typical to any mission and provides guidelines of how this task can be solved by different generic robotic problems. As such, this book aims to provide a systems...